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3 Reasons to Shrug Off A Bad Taper

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern You've been waiting for this moment all year. You step up on the blocks in a brand new fast suit, and drown out the sound of everything at the pool except for the starter. As you fling yourself off the blocks, all you can think about is about the gold med...

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The Top 5 Tattoos of the US Olympic Team

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern You may have learned several facts about each U.S. Olympic athlete by now, but maybe you don't know exactly how to recognize them. One of the most prominent identifiers on some of these Olympic swimmers are their tattoos. Drum roll as we prepare to unfurl...

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4 Non-Swimming Facts About First-Time Olympian Blake Pieroni

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern As we are now in single-digits-days away from the Olympics, we see top athletes across America compete for a shot at the Olympic gold medal. One of the new kids on the block is the male swimmer from Indiana University, Blake Pieroni. Pieroni qualified for...

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Standards for NCAA DII 2016-2017 Season Released

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Summer Intern As mid-July rolls around, many student-athletes are now thinking about the upcoming school year, whether that's signing up for classes, buying accessories for their dorm, or training for the season to come. It's been 122 days (as of July 11th) sinc...

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5 Reasons Why Summer Swim Camp is A Necessity

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern As school gets out and homework is a thing of the past, the sun shines all day and kids run outside to play. For some children, attending camp is the way to spice up your summer fun. Through hard work and dedication, thousands of swimmers across the world...

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10 Thoughts You Have While Swimming the Mile

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern Whether you swim the mile in a high school dual meet or at the upcoming Olympic Trials, there are several things that can run through your mind during the race. Below are 10 thoughts that race through our heads when swimming the longest pool event of the ...

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4 Ways to Choose the Best College for You

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern I would like to say this up front so then you won't X-out of my tab halfway through...I do not believe that any one division is better than another. I chose Division II because it was the best fit for me, but that doesn't mean it's the best division for y...

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3 Ways to Kickoff A Successful Long Course Season

By Jake Renie, Swimming World College Intern As taper comes to a conclusion and the winter championships are ending, most swimmers are off to their one, two, or even five week break to focus on finishing out the school year. As soon as the conversation of morning practice comes back to your attentio...